Solar reflective shingles can be an important building system component.
Solar reflective shingles installed by ProBuilt Hawaii Roofing can be an important component in a building system designed to reduce overall building energy consumption and the impact the home has on the environment.
Solar reflective shingles are defined as having surfaces that primarily reflect considerably more IR radiation than normal roof surfaces. Infrared radiation is a spectrum of light that generates significant amounts of heat on roof surfaces. Solar reflective shingles are designed specifically to reduce the absorption of the suns infrared radiation by reflecting IR rays off the surface of the roof thus not allowing the heat to be transferred to the interior of the structure (i.e. the attic under the roof). By reducing the amount of this heat transfer, solar reflective shingles and solar reflective roofs in general have the ability to keep building interiors cooler. ProBuilt Hawaii Roofing installs 100’s of solar reflective roof systems on Kauai annually.
In addition to the potential energy saving benefits that reflective shingles can have for a building, research on the degradation of roofing membranes over a number of years have shown that heat from the sun is one of the most potent factors impacting durability. High temperatures and large variations; seasonally or daily, at the roofing level are detrimental to the longevity of roof surfaces. Reducing the extremes of temperature change will reduce the incidence of damage to roofing systems. Using solar reflective shingles and solar reflective roofing products that reflect ultraviolet and primarily infrared radiation will reduce damage caused by u/v and heat degradation.
ProBuilt Hawaii Roofing offers solar reflective shingles, concrete and clay tile, cedar shakes and shingles, and solar attic fans. Contact us by filling out our the form below or calling our office at 808-639-2600.